Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies
This special issue of Seminar seeks to demonstrate the diverse themes of German comics studies with a particular interest in social justice and human rights issues.
How do German-language comics and graphic novels engage ethnicity, class, religion and ability through form and content? How are German-language comics and graphic novels in dialog with comics outside of German-speaking Europe through their social justice and human rights concerns? And what work do German-language comics and graphic novels still have to do?
We welcome submissions with a variety of focal points in German, Austrian and Swiss comics and graphic literature, including but not limited to the following:
● comics and the experience of migration and displacement
● comics and the representation of ethnicity and racialized identities
● comics and the representation of marginalized or persecuted communities
● graphic medicine and the representation of disability in comics
● comics and LGBTQ rights and representation
● comics and social justice work/activism
● political cartoons and caricature
● teaching social justice and human rights issues with comics and graphic narratives in the post-secondary German Studies curriculum
Please send a 500-word abstract and short bio to Biz Nijdam (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Charlotte Schallié (email@example.com) by June 15, 2019. The editors will notify contributors by June 30, 2019 and final submissions (5000- 9000 words; MLA 8th ed.) will be due no later than December 1, 2019 (preferably earlier). Submissions are welcome in English, French or German.